Interaction: Langue et culture, 9th Edition

  • Susan St. Onge Christopher Newport College
  • Ronald St. Onge College of William and Mary
  • Scott Powers University of Mary Washington
  • ISBN-10: 1133311245
  • ISBN-13: 9781133311249
  • 464 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2011, 2007
  • © 2014 | Published
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Interaction continues to be a complete program offering unparalleled support for the study of culture, literature, and language at the intermediate level. This edition offers a broad range of cultural and literary content, and concise, yet thorough grammar explanations. Interaction combines the best of a complete grammar text and a literary and cultural reader in a convenient, one-book format. Each theme-based chapter encourages students to expand linguistic and cultural knowledge through readings and communicative activities. Numerous language learning technologies--including a video and audio program, the iLrn Heinle Learning Center™, and Premium Website--emphasize the development of skills in French for the intermediate level and beyond.


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  • INTERACTION accommodates students of virtually every background and level of preparation. A complete, clear review provides all basic structures in French, enabling professors and students to immediately benefit from classroom activities that focus on using the language in contextualized situations. INTERACTION's grammar explanations ("Structures") are clear enough to be used communicatively in class or to be assigned outside of class for self-review.
  • The book's wide variety of activities gives instructors many opportunities to adapt classroom activities to their teaching styles and students' skill levels. Activities range from discrete point exercises to open-ended activities that allow students to use the language in realistic contexts.
  • Culture ("High C and low c") is disseminated throughout each chapter, enabling instructors to integrate culture into every class and providing lively units that are more easily assimilated by students.
  • A superb selection of readings, together with accompanying skills development activities, provides ample opportunity for students to enhance their reading skills without the need for additional texts/supplements. Readings have been carefully selected for level and content so that they enhance the cultural theme of each unit.

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  • New segments on the French-speaking world are included in the chapter-opening culture sections in many chapters. Several of the "Notes culturelles" have been revised to link the chapter theme to manifestations of Francophone culture beyond France. The connection of these sections to the chapter theme highlights the presence and influence of Francophone culture in areas around the world, including the United States, and serves to showcase French as a global language.
  • Within the culture sections, the more traditional comprehension activities have been replaced by two new activities, "Langue et culture" and "Jeux de mots." "Langue et culture" serves to introduce students to the structures of the unit or to recycle structures from previous units within a cultural context. In this feature, students are asked to demonstrate mastery of the cultural information while practicing language usage within proscribed parameters. "Jeux de mots" goes beyond simple verification of comprehension to work on building reading skills while enhancing students' passive vocabulary.
  • Award-winning court-métrage films now appear at the conclusion of each of the 10 chapters. These engaging films provide students with activities that foster listening and comprehension skills. The new "Activité video" feature gives students a visual glimpse into elements of Francophone culture. The accompanying activities help build listening skills and promote lively discussions in the classroom using a medium of high appeal to today's students.
  • The "Le Français connecté" feature, with its accompanying activities, "Connectez-vous," puts students in direct touch with Francophone culture in an interactive format designed to promote classroom discussion.
  • "Francophones en direct" offers recorded, unscripted interviews representing a wide range of ages, ethnic, and social backgrounds, and presents various perspectives on the chapters' themes. Each of these oral segments is accompanied by activities that facilitate more systematic development of listening skills.
  • A revised Student Activities Manual (SAM) has oral and written activities aligned with the content in the main text and progresses methodically from comprehension to expression. A new section called "Interaction cinéma: Pour aller plus loin" presents expansion activities for the court-métrage film featured in each chapter.

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Table of Contents

1. LE COMMERCE ET LA CONSOMMATION.
CULTURE.
Un peu de culture contemporaine: La zone euro. Petites et grandes surfaces. L'héritage culturel: Boutiques de commerçants et galeries marchandes. Les grands magasins. Notes culturelles: Le Montréal souterrain. Entre tradition et modernité: Le commerce à Abidjan. La cuisine d'origine francophone en Louisiane. Le cabas. STRUCTURES ET VOCABULAIRE. Vocabulaire actif. Structures I: The Present Tense of Regular -er Verbs. Stem-Changing -er Verbs. The Imperative. The Irregular Verbs être, avoir, faire, aller. Structures II: Nouns. Articles. Structures III: Voilà and il y a. A LIRE. Texte de culture contemporaine: La Démondialisation. Texte littéraire: Phillipe Delerm: Le croissant du trottoir (excerpt). INTERACTION CINÉMA: Madagascar, carnet de voyage. Court-métrage de Bastien Dubois, 2009.
2. MODES DE VIE.
CULTURE. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Qui habite où?. Sarcelles: une cité de banlieue (Boileau et Labourdette, architectes). Place de Catalogne: logements sociaux (Ricardo Bofill, architecte). L'héritage culturel: Le vieux Paris. Le Paris du baron Haussmann. Notes culturelles: Bruxelles: ville francophone à dimension internationale. Les HLM ou logements sociaux. Le téléphone portable: une révolution sociale au Cameroun. STRUCTURES ET VOCABULAIRE. Vocabulaire actif. Structures I: Regular -ir Verbs. Regular -re Verbs. Negation. Basic Question Patterns. Structures II: Reflexive and Reciprocal Verbs. Irregular -oir Verbs. Structures III: Idioms with être and avoir. Depuis + Present Tense. A LIRE. Texte de culture contemporaine: Techno-Logis, Eco-Logis, Ego-Logis. Texte littéraire: Annie Ernaux: Les Armoires vides (excerpt). INTERACTION CINEMA: Sans Titre. Court métrage de David Rousseau, Valéry Schatz, 2007.
3. LA VIE DES JEUNES.
CULTURE. Un peu de culture contemporaine: Le sport collectif et individuel. La Coupe du Monde et les Lions indomptables. L'héritage culturel: L'impressionnisme. Il pleure dans mon cœur… (Paul Verlaine). Renoir: Le Déjeuner des canotiers. Notes culturelles: La génération des quinze à vingt-quatre ans. La génération Z. Le profil des jeunes gens. STRUCTURES ET VOCABULAIRE. Vocabulaire actif. Structures I: Irregular -ir verbs. Descriptive Adjectives. Structures II: Il / Elle est and c'est. Possessive Adjectives. Demonstrative Adjectives. Adverbs. Structures III: The Comparative and Superlative of Adjectives.The Comparative and Superlative of Adverbs. Numbers. A LIRE. Texte de culture contemporaine: Dans la famille "méritocratique". Texte littéraire: Arthur Rimbaud: Roman (poem). INTERACTION CINEMA: Emotions. Court-métrage d'Emmanuelle Jay, 2005.
4. LES TÉLÉCOMMUNICATIONS.
CULTURE. Un peu de culture contemporaine: Le numérique: Etes-vous parmi les accros aux écrans? Les rencontres en ligne: une révolution amoureuse? L'héritage culturel: La circulation des idées. La politique face à la radio et à la télévision. Notes culturelles: Le succès des émissions de téléréalité. TV5MONDE. STRUCTURES ET VOCABULAIRE. Vocabulaire actif. Structures I: Irregular -oire Verbs. Irregular -re Verbs. Structures II: The passé composé with avoir and être. Basic Question Patterns with the passé compose. Placement of Adverbs with the passé compose. Structures III: Uses of the passé compose. A LIRE. Texte de culture contemporaine: Comment vivre sans smartphone? Texte littéraire: Jean-Philippe Toussaint: La Télévision (excerpt). INTERACTION CINÉMA: Rien de grave. Court métrage de Renaud Philipps, 2004.
5. LA PRESSE ET LE MESSAGE.
CULTURE. Un peu de culture contemporaine: La bande dessinée. La presse française et francophone. L'héritage culturel: Le dix-huitième siècle et l'Encyclopédie. Le dix-neuvième siècle et l'Affaire Dreyfus. Notes culturelles: La presse quotidienne. Magazine Mode d'emploi. Le kiosque. STRUCTURES ET VOCABULAIRE. Vocabulaire actif. Structures I: Formation of the Imperfect (l'imparfait). Uses of the Imperfect. The Pluperfect (Le plus-que-parfait). Structures II: Choosing Past Tenses. Structures III: Dates. A LIRE. Texte de culture contemporaine: Kiosquier et philosophe. Texte littéraire: Albert Camus: La Peste (excerpt). INTERACTION CINÉMA: Gratte-papier. Court métrage de Guillaume Martinez, 2005.
6. LE MOT ET L'IMAGE.
CULTURE. Un peu de culture contemporaine: Le Festival de Cannes. Le cinéma engagé. L'héritage culturel: Les pionniers du cinéma français. Le mot et l'image: Cyrano de Bergerac. Notes culturelles: Gaspard Ulliel: l'étoile montante du cinéma français. La situation mondiale du cinéma français. C.R.A.Z.Y. STRUCTURES ET VOCABULAIRE. Vocabulaire actif. Structures I: Interrogative Adverbs. Expressing Time. Structures II: Interrogative Pronouns. Structures III: Quel and lequel. A LIRE. Texte de culture contemporaine: L'autre Festival de Cannes. Texte littéraire: François Truffant: «Donner du plaisir ou le plaisir du cinéma», Le plaisir des yeux (excerpt). INTERACTION CINEMA: On s'embrasse. Court métrage de Pierre-Olivier Mornas, 2000.
7. LES TRANSPORTS ET LA TECHNOLOGIE.
CULTURE. Un peu de culture contemporaine: Dans l'air: Airbus. Dans l'espace: Ariane. Sur les rails: Le TGV et le tunnel sous la Manche. L'héritage culturel: Vers la technologie des transports modernes. Fernand Léger (1881--1955), peintre des temps modernes. Notes culturelles: Les transports en commun à Dakar. Vélib'. STRUCTURES ET VOCABULAIRE. Vocabulaire actif. Structures I: Object Pronouns. Structures II: Disjunctive Pronouns. Structures III: Possessive Pronouns. Demonstrative Pronouns. A LIRE. Texte de culture contemporaine: Paris gonflé à l'hélium. Texte littéraire: Pierre Boulle: La Planète des singes (excerpt). INTERACTION CINEMA: Le grand jeu. Court-métrage de Yannick Pecherand-Molliex, 2008.
8. A LA FAC.
CULTURE. Un peu de culture contemporaine: Les Universités de Paris. L'Université française hors de la France métropolitaine.Réforme des systèmes universitaires. L'héritage culturel: L'Université d'Etat-les universités. La Sorbonne. Jules Ferry et l'école républicaine. Notes culturelles: Les cours à la française. L'Université de Montréal. L'Université de Genève. STRUCTURES ET VOCABULAIRE. Vocabulaire actif. Structures I: Formation of the Present Subjunctive. Formation of the Past Subjunctive. Structures II: Uses of the Subjunctive. Structures III: The Subjunctive after Certain Conjunctions. The Subjunctive after Indefinite Antecedents. The Subjunctive in Superlative Statements. A LIRE. Texte de culture contemporaine: Peur sur le bac. Texte littéraire: Guy Tirolien: Prière d'un petit enfant nègre (poem). INTERACTION CINEMA: La magie d'Anansi: Un conte traditionnel antillais. Court métrage de James Mason, 2003.
9. LA FRANCOPHONIE.
CULTURE. Un peu de culture contemporaine: Qui parle français actuellement? La Francophonie et le statut de la langue française. La Francophonie aux Etats-Unis d'Amérique. L'héritage culturel: Histoire de l'expansion de la langue française dans le monde. Notes culturelles: Le zydeco. Jack Kerouac (1922--1969): Incarnation du Franco-Américain. STRUCTURES ET VOCABULAIRE. Vocabulaire actif. Structures I: Prepositions with Infinitives. Structures II: Other Uses of Prepositions. The Present Participle. Structures III: Relative Pronouns. A LIRE. Texte de culture contemporaine: La place du français aux Etats-Unis. Texte littéraire: Tahar Ben Jelloun: Interview with Le Monde; L'Enfant de sable (excerpt). INTERACTION CINEMA: L'entrevue. Court métrage de Claire Blanchet, 2009.
10. DÉCOUVRIR ET SE DÉCOUVRIR.
CULTURE. Un peu de culture contemporaine: Les vacances et le voyage. L'écotourisme dans le monde francophone. L'héritage culturel: Exploration et utopie. Gauguin et l'exotisme océanien. Magritte et l'art surréaliste. Notes culturelles: Les congés et la semaine de 35 heures. Les jours fériés au Cameroun. Moins grandes vacances? STRUCTURES ET VOCABULAIRE. Vocabulaire actif. Structures I: Formation of the Future and the Future Perfect. Structures II: Uses of the Future and the Future Perfect. Structures III: Formation of the Conditional and the Past Conditional. Uses of the Conditional and the Past Conditional. A LIRE. Texte de culture contemporaine: Etes-vous plutôt Saint-Tropez ou île de Ré? Texte littéraire: Charles Baudelaire: L'Invitation au voyage (poem and prose poem). INTERACTION CINEMA: Le chandail. Court métrage de Sheldon Cohen, 1980.
APPENDICE A: The Passive Voice. Indirect Discourse. Literary Tenses. Special Uses of the Definite Article.
APPENDICE B: Verb Charts.
Lexique Français-Anglais.
Index.
Credits.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Susan St. Onge

Susan St. Onge is a distinguished professor of French at Christopher Newport University. In addition to INTERACTION, Susan and Ronald St. Onge are co-authors of LA CIVILISATION FRANÇAISE EN ÉVOLUTION, Volumes I and II.

Ronald St. Onge

Ronald St. Onge, a native French speaker, is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William and Mary. Both Ron and Susan are visible figures in the language community, well-respected for their successful and effective textbooks and their dedication to students. Ron is praised for his exceptional selection of cultural and literary readings for INTERACTION, while Susan’s grammatical explanations have been lauded as “practical and concise.”

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an associate professor of French at the University of Mary Washington. Scott has authored several articles on the writings of Baudelaire, Zola, Céline, and Beigbeder, as well as on methods of teaching culture and business French. He also has edited the volume EVIL IN CONTEMPORARY FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE and is preparing a monograph on secularization in modern French literature.

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